You will find below our selection of the best hotels on Santorini island but also the best locations for your stay!

On a quick note, we recommend starting your research for hotels in the caldera villages of Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira for charming volcano & sunset views but also for a luxury experience.
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OUR SELECTION OF BEST HOTELS

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WHERE TO STAY? FIND THE BEST LOCATIONS

We have gathered information regarding the best locations for your stay in Santorini.

CALDERA VILLAGES

The caldera villages of Santorini are the most popular place to stay on the island.
They offer the widest variety in terms of facilities. Most lodgings on the caldera are designed for luxury and offer fascinating sea and volcano views that can be admired from their private balconies. The top accommodation options in Santorini lie on the caldera.

Oia

❤ Our recommendations:
Charisma SuitesCanaves OiaAndronisKatikies KiriniKatikies

Renowned for its romantic sunset views, Oia is the most photogenic village in Santorini.
The settlement attracts numerous visitors every day and is one of the best places to stay in Santorini since it emits the authentic Cycladic aura. Its narrow alleys are full of whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, and windmills, making the landscape look like a postcard.
The village’s location on the caldera is ideal, allowing you to have excellent views of the sea and the volcano.
Oia is also one of the liveliest places in Santorini at any time of the day - especially around dusk when hundreds of people gather to watch the sun setting above the Aegean Sea.
Strolling around the village allows you to discover several little cafes, shops, and restaurants.
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Imerovigli

❤ Our recommendations:
GraceAstra SuitesKatikies ChromataAenaon VillasHoneymoon PetraPegasus Suites

Built on one of the caldera’s highest points and overlooking the Aegean Sea, the village of Imerovigli guarantees breathtaking views of Santorini’s volcanic landscape.
Imerovigli is one of the most popular places to stay in Santorini, boasting all lodging types.
Most of them have been constructed on the edge of the volcanic cliff, offering a unique experience on the caldera to travelers from all around the world.
At Imerovigli, you will be able to admire the local architecture and everything that makes it so unique, including little whitewashed cave houses.
During a walk around the village, you will come across lovely cafes and restaurants.
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Fira, the capital

❤ Our recommendations:
Celestia GrandCosmopolitan SuitesPorto Fira

The picturesque town of Fira is the largest settlement in Santorini and the island’s capital town.
The streets of Fira are always full of life and, during a stroll in the center, you will encounter all kinds of tourist facilities, including shops, bars, and restaurants.
Many villas with private pools, apartments, and other facilities lie in Fira, offering the opportunity to stay in a central place in Santorini.
Several of these facilities are located above the caldera’s cliffs, allowing you to enjoy a truly stunning view of the sea and the volcano.
The village is home to regional landmarks, such as museums, churches, and galleries.
Fira is easy to reach by bus as it hosts the central bus station. From there, you may take the bus to all other locations.
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BEACH RESORTS

Staying at a seafront location in Santorini is highly recommended to easily access the beach any time of your vacation.
The volcanic beaches of Santorini are one of a kind, and finding a hotel near one of them is totally worth it!

Kamari Beach

❤ Our recommendations:
Tamarix del MarNikki Beach ResortBelloniasAegean Plaza

At the seafront village of Kamari, you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Santorini.
The grey-sand beach of Kamari boasts both organized and non-organized sections, offering all types of tourist facilities within a short walking distance from the seashore, including bars, cafes, and restaurants.
The village is full of shops and other kinds of facilities without being overcrowded, which makes it a great place to stay.
Several facilities can be found in the friendly neighborhoods of Kamari or just a few meters away from its beach, in a wonderful setting that will allow you to spend your days in Santorini relaxing on the beach.
Kamari is great for travelers who would rather avoid the bustling caldera villages.
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Perissa Beach

❤ Our recommendations:
Aqua BlueVeggera

The small settlement known as Perissa is situated right by one of the island’s best beaches.
Volcanic sand covers the seemingly endless seashore of Perissa beach. The sea has clear blue waters, and the beach is fully organized, with sunbeds and umbrellas you can rent.
Several restaurants, taverns, cafes, and bars lie along the coastline, only a few steps away from the sea.
Perissa is the perfect location if you seek easy access to the beach during your stay in Santorini.
The area hosts various facilities. Different options are available depending on your budget, and a short walk will be enough to reach the beach.
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Perivolos Beach

❤ Our recommendations:
Santo MiramareMarillia Village

By choosing Perivolos, you will have the chance to stay near one of the longest and loveliest beaches in Santorini.
The beach of Perivolos is famous for its black sand - a result of the island’s volcanic background.
Numerous beach facilities are available along the coast. The beach is organized for the most part, with sun umbrellas and sun loungers to rent.
Restaurants, taverns, bars, and water sports facilities with a friendly atmosphere, as well as resorts, including rooms and studios among others, lie in the area.
Most of them are located in proximity to the seashore. Perivolos is just perfect for guests desiring a beachfront vacation in Santorini.
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BEST HOTELS BY CATEGORY

Being one of the most popular destinations in Greece, Santorini has managed to offer everything required to keep its visitors happy. That is why the quality of facilities and services is taken seriously.
An increasing number of facilities have been emerging on one of the world’s most famous calderas. Several options are currently available, especially for those who appreciate the traditional Cycladic design.
You will discover various kinds of lodgings, for different budgets, with modern facilities and, in many cases, luxurious features.

LUXURY

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace (Imerovigli) • Katikies Chromata (Imerovigli) • Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli) • Canaves Oia (Oia) • Canaves Oia Boutique (Oia)

Santorini has become synonymous with a luxury vacation. The island radiates a very romantic atmosphere and the vast majority of hotels pursue offering opulent stays and 5-star services. Some of them also provide spa services.
This is one of the reasons why honeymooners choose Santorini as their destination. Even if you are not that type of traveler, spending some extra money is strongly recommended when visiting Santorini. Pampering yourself with infinite sea views in a comfortable and relaxing environment is the best way to experience this one-of-a-kind volcanic island.
Most of the luxury options are located in the villages across the caldera (Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani) and are mainly small boutique hotels with no more than ten suites. Most of the suites boast terraces with splendid views of the Aegean sea and the volcano, as well as private pools, jetted tubs, or jacuzzis.
An estimated price range for a luxury room starts from €400 and can reach a few thousand euros per day. It depends on the location, views, services, and private amenities such as swimming pools and jetted tubs.

AFFORDABLE LUXURY

❤ Our recommendations:
Ilioperato (Imerovigli) • Xenones Filotera (Imerovigli) • Regina Mare (Imerovigli) • Agali House (Firostefani) • Athermi Suites (Megalochori)

Affordable luxury options lie both in the caldera villages (Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani) and the settlements close to the beach.
Sometimes luxury hotels offer some of their rooms at more approachable prices. The reason for that usually falls under categories of size (may be smaller than the other rooms), more simple and minimal amenities, or even because of a less privileged sea view.
Also, there are options on the island that focus exclusively on travelers wanting to experience a luxury lifestyle but at a more reasonable price. Those options have almost the same characteristics as luxury hotels, with small details on private amenities, interior design, location, and services that slightly lower the price.
An estimated price range is €220- €350/night. Lastly, another factor that might affect pricing is the season.
Note that accommodation during lower seasons, such as spring and autumn, is cheaper than during the summer.

HONEYMOON SUITES

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace (Imerovigli) • Katikies (Oia) • Canaves Oia Suites (Oia) • Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli) • Charisma Suites (Oia)

With its spectacular sunsets and picturesque landscape, the charming Santorini island is one of the top romantic destinations in Greece, ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries, and engagements!
Most accommodations on the island offer suites specially designed for couples, with the best ones located in Imerovigli and Oia. Such ones combine great caldera views with excellent facilities, including private infinity pools, hot tubs, fine dining restaurants for candlelit dinners, and other features in the perfect setting. Many options also offer cave suites with a warm and minimal design for a unique experience.
The majority of the lodgings are luxurious, although booking soon enough increases the chances of finding more affordable options. Early booking is a necessity, especially for honeymoons. If you are traveling during the high season, keep in mind that due to the huge demand, you should book around nine months in advance in order to reserve your dream house in time. Last but not least, don’t forget to inform the hotel you will be visiting on your honeymoon so they can take extra care of you!

VALUE FOR MONEY

❤ Our recommendations:
Casa Florina (Imerovigli) • Aqua Blue (Perissa) • Meli Meli (Imerovigli) • Dream Island (Fira) • Aria Lito (Fira)

Santorini has several options that, even though they may not be in the lavish spectrum, also avoid being categorized as budget options. The aspect that mostly defines this category is that they lack the volcano and sea view or the 5-star services and top-notch private amenities.
A few of them are located in the caldera villages but do not possess the undisturbed sea views of others. The vast majority of value-for-money options lie away from the tourist crowds, in places like Pyrgos and Megalochori, or closer to the beaches of Kamari and Perissa. Their location is the key factor that has kept their pricing at moderate levels. They are in excellent condition, featuring lovely, comfortable rooms and ample outdoor spaces with a shared swimming pool. The setting is that of a cozy, more casual hotel of most Greek islands.
The price range is approximately €120 - €220/night.

BUDGET

❤ Our recommendations:
Costa Marina Villas (Fira) • Anna (Kamari) • Reverie (Firostefani) • Blue Bay (Kamari) • Nikolas (Karterados)

Although Santorini is not considered a cheap destination compared to other Greek islands, it offers some budget options too. You will need to compromise regarding the location and sea views, but you will find lovely neat rooms for your stay.
The interior decoration may be a bit oldy, but if you only want a nice room to sleep in and spend more time outdoors exploring the island instead, an average budget hotel can perfectly meet your needs.
The price ranges from €70 - €120/night.

BEACH RESORTS

❤ Our recommendations:
Santo Miramare (Perivolos) • Aqua Blue (Perissa) • Anassa (Kamari) • Sea Sound (Exomitis) • Bellonias (Kamari)

For avid swimmers, the open sea is an intimate part of their summer; especially when the crystal clear waters mix with the rare lava sand on the seashore. We can’t blame you for desiring easy access to it!
Many beach options grant you exactly that.
The beaches of Perissa and Kamari are the most famous and with the most developed tourist infrastructure, along with souvenir shops, beach bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.
Many family complexes with swimming pools and comfortable amenities are located there, turning the place into a paradise for families with kids. Perissa and Kamari maintain a sweet balance between budget and luxurious lodging.

VILLAS

❤ Our recommendations:
Agrikoia (Oia) • Ducato Wine (Megalochori) • Aloia (Oia) • Aenaon (Imerovigli) • Hemera (Akrotiri)

There are numerous villas built on the island in many locations. Some are parts of an upscale complex, while others are individual buildings.
Renting a villa is a good idea for those seeking privacy and luxury combined with a spacious environment. Since Santorini is a honeymoon-oriented destination, many room types can only efficiently accommodate couples.
Furthermore, it is common for hotels to be adult-exclusive. That makes a villa an ideal option for big groups of friends.
In terms of price, although it might cost more than a room or suite for two, it is reasonable when you are traveling and splitting the expenses with more than four people in a group arrangement.
Villas can usually accommodate a minimum of four individuals. Most of them consist of many comfortable bedrooms, a sitting room often separated from the dining room, a roomy kitchen, a swimming pool, and a terrace. Occasionally they may feature a serene garden and parking space.
Depending on the location, they can also be graced with beautiful sea views. Lastly, due to their considerable size, they are regarded as the fitting holiday option for travelers who want to spend time relaxing at home.

DESIGN-FOCUSED

❤ Our recommendations:
Kamini (Pyrgos) • Villa 520 (Oia) • Tholos Resort (Imerovigli) • Anemolia (Megalochori) • Heritage (Megalochori)

If you are a design enthusiast, thrilled for places with a particular style to host your vacation, Santorini should have a place on your bucket list!
You will encounter some of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture blending harmoniously with the island's volcanic origins and the Aegean sea that surrounds it. The cubic-shaped whitewashed houses and the cave houses crafted in the cliffs place Santorini’s villages among the most interesting architectural regions in Europe.
The Cycladic building principles dictate white and simple lines, while strict laws preserve its traditional architecture and heritage.
In Santorini, you can admire minimalism at its finest. Discrete modern touches from prestigious and acclaimed interior designers and architects underline the uniqueness of a setting and turn it into a masterpiece.
Most of them adhere to the Cycladic architecture principles. Some comprise old structures that got restored and repurposed into luxury lodgings, while others were built from scratch.

WITH INFINITY POOLS

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace (Imerovigli) • Pegasus suites (Imerovigli) • Homeric poems (Firostefani) • Cosmopolitan suites (Fira)

Infinity pools are considered the modern signature structures of Santorini. They are mainly located in the caldera villages - Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira.
Their characteristic is that they create the illusion that they are on the same level as the sea. This optical trick derives from their architecture and placement at the edge of the cliff overlooking the Aegean sea. They are very photogenic and create a peaceful atmosphere.
Some have larger pools or more appealing views than others.
It is strongly recommended to book a hotel with a swimming pool when visiting Santorini since the island is primarily known for its enchanting sea views.
Hardly anything outshines the feeling of serenity and freedom created by swimming in a private balcony-shaped pool and savoring a fine wine while the phenomenal Santorini sunset takes place in front of you like a live work of art.

WITH PRIVATE POOLS

❤ Our recommendations:
Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli) • Andronis Boutique (Oia) • Cocoon suites (Oia) • Canaves Oia suites (Oia) • Divine Cave Experience (Imerovigli)

Known as one of the top luxury destinations in Greece, Santorini is full of options that offer excellent facilities for the best experience! One of the signature features of Santorini is the pools, which come in different shapes and sizes and may be shared or, in many cases, private. The most popular pool styles include infinity pools that seem to merge into the sea for a view with no boundaries and cave pools with a design inspired by cave house architecture and the volcanic landscape, as well as outdoor hot tubs that overlook the sea.

WITH CAVE POOLS

❤ Our recommendations:
Pegasus (Imerovigli) • Sun Rocks (Firostefani) • Dana (Firostefani) • Fanari (Oia)

In the last few years, this novelty has bloomed in Santorini and continues to attract thousands of travelers every summer; and justifiably so.
That new design trend on the island is a favorite among honeymooners, travel bloggers, and Instagrammers known as cave pools.
Those pools are mostly located in caldera villages such as Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira. One part is crafted on the cliff, creating an atmosphere of a cave-built-in pool, while the other is outdoors overlooking the famous caldera.
It is a very photogenic and aesthetically satisfying structure, adding a refreshing and unique feature. Many yogis and meditation gurus have chosen them as a wellness-enhancing resort.

FAMILY HOTELS

❤ Our recommendations:
Santo Miramare (Perivolos) • Bellonias (Kamari) • Almiriki (Monolithos) • Veggera (Perissa)

Although Santorini is not considered a family destination, that has not prevented many couples from visiting with their kids and experiencing this volcanic island rich in history and sea activities.
Most hotels are specially designed for couples and honeymooners, while some strictly accept only adults. In the most romantic parts like Oia and Imerovigli, the number of places open to accommodating families is limited. So, if you want to travel with your family and stay at a hotel with a world-famous caldera and sunset view, it is strongly advised to book your hotel early in advance.
More family options are available away from the caldera villages and closer to the beach and the eastern part of the island. Rooms are more spacious and outdoor spaces with big swimming pools are part of the premises.
Furthermore, the beach is nearby and is the perfect playground for children.
Lastly, a widespread option for holidays with the kids on the island is renting a villa. It provides privacy and a comfortable home to share quality and fun times with your loved ones.

SANTORINI, A DESTINATION WITH MANY UNITS

Reigning on the top destination charts worldwide, Santorini in Greece is an incontestable choice for experiencing the essence of Greek summer.
Combining the centuries-old Cycladic traditions & architecture with luxurious aesthetics and brimming with a romantic atmosphere, it is no wonder why so many travelers return to relive their summer memories.
Hotels are among the most lavish and fancy in the Cyclades and constitute an excellent destination for honeymooners and couples.

The island is a hotel-oriented holiday destination. That means that accommodation holds a significant role in your overall experience of the island.
Booking the lodging closest to your taste ensures a much more pleasant stay.

Santorini is a special place and, although we connect islands primarily with open water swimming and sandy beaches, this beauty offers breathtaking views unlike any of its Cycladic siblings.
What better way to take in an exquisite seascape than from the comfort of your own private space? Hard to surpass.
Offering a wide selection of boutique hotels, luxury suites, and villas with swimming pools situated in different villages and towns, you can choose a lively nightlife or a tranquil place for your stay.

It is to be noted that lodging is high-priced compared to other Greek islands, and daily expenses can compare to those of big European cities; all in all, it will be money well spent.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

When should I book my hotel?

Santorini is a top Greek destination, so lodgings sell out quickly. It is highly recommended to book at least five months in advance. If you decide to travel during the high season, you should book your hotel as soon as February.

Where can I book my hotel?

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Is there another way to make a hotel reservation?

You can contact the hotel by phone or mail. In some cases, you might find some cheaper rates, but it is not recommended.

Will I find last-minute offers?

It is highly unlikely to find last-minute availabilities during the high season.

How many days should I book?

Santorini is not a huge island and things to do are specific. Also, there are not many beaches to spend your day by the sea. Three to four days are considered a good amount of time to spend on the island.

What types of accommodation are found?

Santorini mainly boasts small luxury & boutique hotels, villas, and suites. There are also some rooms to let and BnB on the island, which are considered a relatively cheaper option.

Is Santorini expensive?

Yes. Santorini pursues a luxury lifestyle; consequently, accommodation is expensive. Nevertheless, except for the popular luxury options, there are some budget facilities, affordable luxury, and value-for-money options too.

Where are the most luxurious villas and hotels located?

The Caldera villages (Oia, Imerovigli, Fira, Firostefani) are mainly where the most luxurious options are located. The parts with better sea and volcano views in these villages are the most privileged locations and where some of the most expensive hotels are found.

How much does accommodation cost?

That depends on the type and location. Luxury resorts and villas can cost from 500-1000 euros/per night during the high season, especially the ones that offer private pools or a plunge pool on a private terrace. Budget options cost 70-120 euros/night, while affordable luxury options are around 300 euros/night.

Which is the best location if you are traveling on a budget?

You can find cheap options if you compromise with the location and the sea view. The villages of Pyrgos, Perissa, Fira, and Kamari are where budget options are found.

Is Santorini a family/kids-friendly destination?

Santorini is a honeymoon/couples-oriented destination. Many lodgings are adult-only, so many room types are frequently only for two persons. But this has not prevented many families from paying a visit to the marvelous island.

Which is the best location for easy and quick access to the beach?

The beaches in Santorini are natural and raw, adorned with black or red lava sand. They are not considered the most popular of the Greek islands but are clean and worth visiting. The beach and the village of Perissa and Kamari are two very good options if you want to seek a location by the beach.

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